Request for Proposals

Citywide Lighting Ordinance

City of Malibu

Malibu, CA

Posted: 01/30/2014
Submittal Deadline: 02/21/2014


The City of Malibu, California is inviting proposals for an experienced consultant firm (Consultant) to prepare a Citywide Lighting Ordinance. The City is considering two types of lighting ordinances: a Model Lighting Ordinance based upon the June 15, 2011 Model Lighting Ordinance (MLO) template prepared by the International Dark Sky Association and Illuminating Engineering Society (IDA/IES) and a Pattern Lighting Ordinance based on the Pattern Outdoor Lighting Code (USA) Standard ver. 2.0, based on the USA Pattern Code contained within the IDA Outdoor Lighting Code Handbook, published by the International Dark-Sky Association in 2000. Revised and updated by the author in 2002 (see the Resource section of this RFP for the web addresses)

The project will be broken into two phases. Phase I will consist of the preparation of a report on the pros and cons of utilizing each lighting approach or a combination of approaches. The Consultant will be required to prepare a report that outlines the potential advantages and disadvantages associated with each approach. The report will be presented to the City Council who will determine which lighting approach will be utilized in the preparation of a citywide lighting ordinance.

Phase II will consist of the preparation of the ordinance chosen by the City. It is anticipated that the citywide lighting ordinance will include the associated activities needed to integrate either a MLO or Pattern Lighting Ordinance citywide. For the MLO, this will include the creation of a Lighting Zone (LZ) Overlay map and Ordinance for adoption. Phase II will also include implementation of the Ordinance, including necessary revisions to existing codes including the General Plan, Zoning Ordinance (Malibu Municipal Code (M.M.C.) Title 17), and the Local Coastal Program (LCP), and an analysis of its functionality with the City’s Building Code (M.M.C. Title 15).